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Leo Azzollini 

Postdoctoral Researcher


Leo Azzollini holds a joint post as a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science within the Department of Sociology, and in the Institute for New Economic Thinking within the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI). Furthermore, he is a Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow at Nuffield College.


His key research area is Sociology of Inequality: understanding the causes and consequences of inequalities through sociological and demographic lenses. To address these phenomena, Leo integrates approaches from different social-scientific perspectives, including economics and political science.


Currently, his research explores Sociology of Inequality from two perspectives. As a joint researcher between LCDS and the Distributional National Accounts ERC Project, he focuses on the interplay between socio-economic inequalities and demographic behaviour, with a geographic focus on OECD countries. Secondly, Leo focuses on how social stratification shapes socio-political behaviour with a life course lens, examining outcomes such as electoral participation and political trust.

Leo Azzollini holds a PhD in Public Policy at Bocconi University in Milan (2021), with a thesis on “Social Stratification, Life Course, and Political Inequality”. Previously, he completed a M.Sc. in Political Economy of Europe at the London School of Economics (2015) and a B.Sc. in International Economics at Bocconi University (2014). 

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    (Full list of publications here)

    The Scar Effects of Unemployment on Electoral Participation: Withdrawal and Mobilization across European Societies

    Leo Azzollini

    European Sociological Review

    27 June 2021

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